On Sunday, over 700 dapper SoCal LA motorcyclists took over the streets in a huge ride that not only generated over $100,000 marked for prostate cancer research, but made a statement to the denizens of Los Angeles that motorcyclists are good people and not entirely composed of harebrained hooligans!
DIY Moto Phone Mount
With all the changes I've made to my Bonnevillle, I finally got around to solving the need for a cheap phone mount. I'd been planning on using the integrated mount system my iPhone case includes. It's a Rokform case, but the mount is an adhesive type and I wanted it right on my handlebar beneath... Continue Reading →
Saturday Impromptu Ride
The other weekend my good friend David suggested a Saturday impromptu ride around Los Angeles. Adell hopped on the Bonneville, I mounted the Aprilia RSV and rode with David to pick up his riding partner for the day, Iris. We went from downtown LA to Griffith park for a few easy, scenic laps of its... Continue Reading →
The World Is Calling, Your Bike Can Answer
Any bike can take you there if you want to go. Don’t let excuses or nay-sayers stop you. My girlfriend and I took my Bonneville from Los Angeles to Vancouver this summer for three weeks. Every bike is different, but as riders, we need the same things; comfort, protection, range, reliability and fun. My 2009... Continue Reading →
What Makes a Good Riding Buddy?
Riding a motorcycle for pleasure is a specially rewarding experience. Here, in SoCal there are many roads that provide excitement but are not without risks. A bad crash, to a simple breakdown or flat tire can leave you stranded out in the middle of nowhere for hours. A cell phone or personal tracking device are... Continue Reading →
Motorcycles & Misogyny
While perusing the Triumph forum (now that I’m a Triumph owner!) I encountered an opinion of my Bonneville that deeply offended me. I blasted back right away, but now that I’ve had time to think about it, there is a deeper issue. “Bonnevilles are girl bikes. Notice she stole it and not a Speed Triple?... Continue Reading →
Comparing Apples and Olives
Comparing things that are not alike is kind of silly, so let's waste no time with the following pointlessness. I have recently purchased a triumph Bonneville as a second bike. I've been riding my Aprilia for years but after a recent accident last year I found my riding needs and limitations have changed. Here is... Continue Reading →
Take THAT, bucket list!
31 is a bit early to be thinking about bucket list activities, I know. And no, I'm not dying... as far as I know. There are youthful antics, and then there are bucket list accomplishments. So what could I have done that was so awesome to fill a space on my future bucket list? It... Continue Reading →
That’s not it, I’m ‘positive’
What began as a long awaited ‘trip of a lifetime’ quickly turned into a disaster for me as my elsewhere mentioned ‘shitty old’ Yamaha began acting up -f’cking badly. We were just a day into an ambitious 3500mi trip to Yellowstone National Park from OC California and my damn bike wouldn’t start. A friend postulated that it... Continue Reading →